Monday, January 21, 2008

New Matthew Barney Videos on YouTube

A recent search on YouTube has turned up a bunch of new Matthew Barney videos:

First up is the trailer for Destricted - a compilation of sexually explicit films by contemporary artists that includes Barney's Hoist This one is definitely NOT SAFE FOR WORK.

Next is "One Minute Barney" (which actually clocks in at 1:12). It claims to be "all you need to know about matthew in under 90 seconds" but that's only if you think that "all you need to know" is Cremaster 1, 4, and 5. However, it's a nicely-edited montage of clips from those three films.

A somewhat gory addition to the Matthew Barney "fan video" genre is "Cremaster 6". It purports to be Barney's "last work" in which, "the artist proposes a trip to the balance across castration." However, as one critic comments, "There are only 5 films in the Cremaster cycle and this is not one of them. There is no Barney in this piece. This is either a cheezy attempt to equate the work of an unknown with that of a top-tier artist or a clumsy attempt at parody." Other comments are, "this totally didnt make any sense," and "cool," which, coincidentally, are the same reactions Barney's actual films often elicit.

Finally, we come to Uruguayan artist Martin Sastre's video "Lala Meets Barney". As we noted in our post about Sastre's recent exhibition at Brooklyn's Momenta Art, this video is an invitation from Sastre's grandmother to Matthew Barney and Björk to spend a traditional Uruguayan Christmas with her and her 6 children and 13 grandchildren.

For more Matthew Barney videos online, check out "fan video" section and our last post of Matthew Barney YouTube video clips.

Also, we'd like to remind you that this is the final week you can view founder Eric Doeringer's Matthew Barney installation at Sara Tecchia Roma New York, 529 W 20th St, 2nd Floor, New York City. The exhibition "And, Who Are You?" Work From Saatchi Online runs through Saturday, January 26.


Nothing Doing said...

the first film you hav posted is actually by Marina Abramović.

EAD said...

If you keep watching the video, there are scenes from Barney's film "Hoist". It is a trailer for the "Destricted" DVD, which includes work by Abromovic, Larry Clark, and others.